Finally the year 12 school year has wound up and they have had their luncheon, their assemby, their muck up day and their graduation. I think Virginia Woolf might have called it a 'moment of being' (or maybe moments of being might be more accurate) -but on Tuesday at the luncheon i was quite overwhelmed by the thought of not just L finishing (mind you I did not say 'leaving') but all of the year 12 kids. they have been a crazy/cool group all the way through.
Anyway needless to say I bounced back fairly quickly and the prospect of starting a whole terms leave banished any sookiness to the outer playground. However it is now day 2 of the holidays and the idea of freedom has not relayed itself to my body. I am still up at 5.30. Waiting for staff to ring, looking for marking, doing a quick load of washing, trying to make the house look like a small whirly whirly came in through the window and danced around the loungeroom - rather than a tornedo.
And I am still gazing longly toward the studio with some sort of mental dingo proof fence forbiding entry.
Here's a solution- if it happens tomorrow - take a bottle of vodka - and sit on the deck and watch the sun come up. If at anytime I think of any of the above jobs I am to take a couple of swigs from the bottle That will surely tell my mind and body things are now different!! and by 9.00am i am most certainly going to be back in bed!
Or better still I could get up and get that exercise i have been promising myself for the last 6 months? Nay best we not rush things too much.
........Hang on.........finally my mind is slowly flicking channels ...... i just got up walked into the garden and pulled out a weed that i have looking at through the window for the last 3 months.......maybe i won't need the vodka afterall. Better try it ........just to be sure.
After all it's better to be safe than sorry.